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Chaney, Michael A. Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels. The University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. Engelberg, Miriam. Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person: A Memoir in Comics. , 2006. Print. Georgis, Dina. “Bearing Cancer in Graphic Memoir.” Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de La Femme, vol. 28, no. 2–3, 2010, pp. 105-109. EBSCOhost,search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mlf&AN=2015701671&site=ehost-live. […]

My experience with this research paper was insightful. It was clear to me that I did want to work on a graphic memoir no matter which subject it might be talking about. I did enjoy reading Persepolis by Marjane Satarpi during this semester, and I knew the profound impact the graphic memoir has on its […]

  Extra Credit Reflection             I was interested to attend Sarah Roberson’s talk that was held last Thursday in Ballston Center. As an English creative writing major, that kind of talks would be a great opportunity for me in various ways, such as improving my creative writing skills, building my own style, and understanding the […]

Final Research Proposal/ Annotated Bibliography Final Draft Final Research Proposal             For my final research, I will be discussing the graphic memoirs impact on memoir and how readers receive it, and how people react on it. Usually people tend to read written books especially in certain topics that are serious and required focus in details […]

Final Research Proposal Rough Draft          For my final research, I will be discussing the graphic memoirs impact on memoir and how readers receive it. Usually people tend to read written books especially in certain topics that are serious and required focus in details such as history, politics, and illness. However, with graphic memoir readers […]

Connect Murray’s statement with one of the categories applied to memoir/life writing by Smith and Watson, and explain how the live, oral, comic form of Notaro and Gadsby operates in similar or different ways to more traditional print memoir form. In the stand-up comedy, “I Have Cancer.” she describes herself as a shallow and vulnerable […]

1.) What makes this comedy set qualify as “memoir”? Which category of Smith and Watson’s memoir approaches do you find more applicable and why? (Review your options in Smith and Watson). This stand-up comedy is definitely a memoir for various reasons. The speaker here was telling her story very truly. She was telling her story […]

The autobiography of Gifted Hands by Dr. Ben Carson: It is a non-fiction novel, and it is an inspiring story of how a normal kid becomes one of the best neurosurgeons in the world. It is a memoir from his childhood and how his mother helped him to face his difficulties in school. It is […]

  Persepolis Viewing Worksheet 1.) The Graphic Novel Form: Following along with the book, look for 2 specific images/scenes that reveal a specific perspective on Satrapi’s story as memoir—this could be a script therapy moments, a moment of trauma or grief, genealogy, filiation narrative, or oral history in terms of capturing the voices of others […]

“How it Feels to be Colored Me” How does the author use creative language, image, and metaphor to invent and reinvent herself What rhetorical distancing mechanisms does she use to write about “self” as a subject? What post-memoir subgenre would you assign these to? Choose a specific textual section in which to ground your analysis. […]

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